Horror Realm isn’t just about zombies, killers, and other monsters that go bump in the night – they also have a soft side, and this month, the biannual convention will host a once-in-a-lifetime event for charity.
On June 22nd, Horror Realm and the Hollywood Theater will present a special screening of George Romero‘s 1978 horror film Martin. Starring John Amplas, the film follows the title character, a disturbed young man who believes he’s a vampire. With no immediate family to take care of him, he goes to live with his elderly granduncle in a small Pennsylvania town, where he tries to satisfy his craving for blood. The low budget feature was shot on location in the Pittsburgh suburb of Braddock.
Net proceeds will benefit Scares That Care, an all volunteer 501c3 charity that helps sick kids and women fighting breast cancer. Last year’s Day of the Dead charity event brought in more than $2,200 for the charity and the organizers hope to top that with this rare public screening of the locally made Romero classic.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. The schedule for the night is as follows:
6:30 p.m. – Amplas and other guests will be available for autographs (Amplas will be charging for his autograph, but is donating all the proceeds to Scares that Care)
7:45 p.m. – Silent auction and raffle winners announced
8 p.m. – Martin screening begins
9:40 p.m. – Q&A with Amplas and other guests
Ticket prices are $10 for general admission online or at the door, or $25 for a movie ticket and a copy of a limited edition poster from artist Terry Callen of Screaming Brain Studio. Poster tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. Tickets are available for purchase at Showclix.